Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie illustrated by Roy Best

Roy Best was an American illustrator with a long career as a painter of pin-up girls. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Institute of Chicago, while working on railroad construction crew to support himself. In New York City he became represented by American Artists and received commissions to paint several covers of The Saturday Evening Post. By 1931, Best was painting pin-ups for the Joseph C. Hoover & Sons calendar company. That same year, he was commissioned by the Whitman Publishing Company to illustrate The Peter Pan Picture Book, based on J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan. Some of the beautiful illustrations from that book follow.

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I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My usual interests are cooking, wine, horticulture, art, and old books, but lately I've been obsessed with saving for a piece of land, so I can practice sustainability and learn to live as close to the land as possible, and then help others to do the same. To relax I listen to Dharma talks. Namaste!
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